Ever since the publication of Rachel Carson’s groundbreaking work Silent Spring, DDT has a bad reputation. Yet many countries facing high rates of malaria continue to look to the pesticide as a key form of insect and disease control. This article considers who’s pushing DDT use and the rise of African environmental groups speaking out against it. They are particularly concerned that an American NGO is encouraging African governments to continue using the pesticide, even in the face of health and environmental concerns and despite alternative options.
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